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ESX hosts crash within same vcenter cluster

I have a vcenter cluster of 12 ESX hosts (ClusterA) and another cluster of 3 ESX hosts (ClusterB). All of these are a mix of poweredge r620s and r630s. Some of the hosts have hardware errors that can ...
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Dell PowerEdge R410: Format SAS NetApp drives to 512B sector size for use in RAID

Thanks for helping out. Some time ago I got two 400GB NetApp drives for use in my Poweredge server. I attempted for a while to get them to work but they would not join a RAID disk group. I found this ...
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Raid 5 with hot spare (17+1) somehow became Raid 5 without hot spare (18 + 0)? (Dell Poweredge T640)

So recently we have been having strange RAID storage server issues. The most recent issue I have no idea what could be going on. config is Raid 5; 17 + 1 (17 disk volume + 1 dedicated hot spare) A ...
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Restoring Win server 2008 from full back up?

I'm having trouble of restoring win server 2008, can anyone help me. First of all, i got the Power Edge 2900 running raid 1 with 3 disk. Power outage happend, and 2 disks are gone -slot0 and slot1 (...
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Dell PowerEdge R410 freezing up

A PowerEdge R410 that was working fine for years started freezing up last week. It's running Ubuntu 20.04 and sometimes it will come back. When it did on a most recent freeze, the dmesg log shows the ...
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Booting Dell T320 through USB for UNRAID

I am trying to run UNRAID through the USB of a Dell T320 Server. The DELL T320 server has the latest BIOS (v2.9) and LIFE CONTROLLER versions. I first created a UNRAID bootable USB with UEFI mode and ...
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Transferring RAM from Dell T110 to Dell T1650

I have a Dell T110 II with 32GB of RAM (4 sticks) and a Dell T1605 with 16GB of RAM (4 sticks). Would it be possible to take the RAM from the T110 and transfer it to the T1650? They appear to have the ...
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Dell R815 power button does not turn off

I have powered my R815 on/off using DRAC. That works fine. But today I had some physical maintenance, and wanted to use the power button. I can turn on the server using the button, but I cannot turn ...
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What is the impact of unbalanced memory on a Bulldozer Opteron server?

I have a PowerEdge R815 with quad Opteron 6272 and a faulty DIMM slot at A2. The system still boots with no DIMM installed there, but with warnings of an invalid memory configuration. I can silence ...
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How to disable LLDP agent on a NIC?

After two days of troubleshooting, I have figured out why my ESXi NIC teaming is failing. I have the following network topology (simplified): vmnic0 is currently set to unused on the ESXi virtual ...
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Changing RAID1 HDDs (Dell PowerEdge R430) to another identical server

I'm new with server configuration and infrastructure. If I have two identical servers (PowerEdge R430), one for spare without HDDs  (call it S1), and another online with the HDDs (S2). If I remove the ...
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Does the Dell PowerEdge R240 support booting from M.2 NVMe drives?

Did anybody try whether the Dell PowerEdge R240 (or the 14th generation in general) supports booting from M.2 NVMe disks inserted through some (non-Dell) PCIe-M.2-adapter card? Dells manual doesn't ...
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DELL VRTX - M620 Blade - Both NICs "Unidentified Network"

I have a DELL VRTX with two M620 Blades. I have an issue with one of the Blades. Both NICs come up with "Unidentified network". I got the server 2.5 years ago and run Hyper-V on the Blades. ...
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Amber light on Powervault md3060e

While doing maintenance on another server I noticed an amber light on one draw of a Powervault md3060e (linked to a Poweredge r720d). There is no amber light for the drives of the draw. Every drives ...
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Why can't the GPUs communicate in a multi-GPU server?

This is a Dell PowerEdge r750xa server with 4 Nvidia A40 GPUs, intended for AI applications. While the GPUs work well individually, multi-GPU training jobs or indeed any multi-GPU computational ...
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iDRAC not working at all

I have a Dell PowerEdge R620, and I figured it could use a firmware update. I updated the BIOS (to version 2.9.0) without any problems, and then I booted off of the platform-specific ISO (version 21....
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Dell R530 Broadcom NetXtreme tg3 nic limited to 12 MBytes/sec

I have an older Dell R530: Manufacturer Dell Inc. Model PowerEdge R530 CPU 16 CPUs x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v3 @ 2.40GHz Memory 63.78 GB it has 8 NIC's, 3 of which are tg3, Broadcom ...
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Recover data from failed RAID 5 Dell Poweredge T710 Server [closed]

Very important data on RAID 5 array on poweredge T710 server - how can I get the data back? Willing to spend money to do it (eg buy a replacement system and swap the disks in), would prefer not to ...
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Safe to do firmware updates for multiple items at same time using SUU on Dell server?

I've run SUU on an older production server that I recently became responsible for (PowerEdge R730) and it has many different firmware updates listed. Is it save to just click the upgrade button or ...
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Embedded SATA on my PE R440

I purchased a PowerEdge R440 with embedded SATA and am wondering is it possible to set up a different RAID with the drives in them? i.e. RAID 1 for the 480GB drives and RAID 6 for the 12TB drives or ...
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Will 'Desktop' RAM work in a Rack Server?

I am very new to Rack servers and am exploring options for RAM. I am looking at the Dell PowerEdge R710 I have found this PDF which explains memory requirements. It however does not mention ECC, ...
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What does the TW mean in NANYA RAM?

I brought a used R710 which came with 32GB of ECC Nanya RAM, all of the RAM sticks are identical (NT4GC72B4NA1NL-CG) 4GB RAM sticks, however, they have a number next to them that is different, e.g: ...
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Expanding RAID volume on PowerEdge

I have a PowerEdge T620 and R620 with RAID5 volumes on Perc H710P controllers. Can these be expanded in place with no data loss by adding additional drives? I have seen this demonstrated online, but ...
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iperf3 showing packetloss between 2 directly connected servers

I have 2 Dell PowerEdge-R620 servers with following configuration Processor: 2 X Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2637 v2 @ 3.50GHz RAM: 64GB Storage: 10 SAS drives (10K RPM) with RAID 10. NIC: QUAD Ports 2 X ...
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How do I get one Dell PowerEdge R720 network interface up?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R720 and it only has one place in the back to plug in a network cable. But it has 5 possible network interfaces: picture of ip link show But they are all DOWN when i run ip ...
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How do I get a normal disk going (PERC H710 Mini) with perccli?

https://i.stack.imgur.com/kSQan.jpg https://i.stack.imgur.com/9utPQ.jpg I have a Dell PowerEdge R720 which boots up and has 1.7 TB of drive space but I can't seem to get any of it and use it. When I ...
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What to do with a Poweredge 1950 with a failed fan speed sensor? [closed]

For some reason (and it's possibly coincidentally suspicious that I needed to get a bit of extra slack on the SATA cable that is wrapped around/under fan module 1, so I gave it a firm pull..) my 1950 ...
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Dell NX3330 installing Windows Server OS? [closed]

Recently my company upgraded our storage system and now we have a few old Dell Power Vault NX3330 sitting around not being used. So I heard that it is possible to install the full windows server OS ...
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Dell Poweredge 710 Server amber flashing light

I have Dell PowerEdge R710 with PERC 6i and I am trying to install HP 512 HB SSD in RAID 0 and for some reason, it is constantly blinking flashing amber instead of green. I am running Hyper-V on ...
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Background initialization of a Virtual Disk (raid 10), can you power off completely and resume days later?

Upon setting up a new Dell Poweredge system with RAID 10, I see in System Setup --> Virtual Disk Management the Virtual Disk I created is performing a background initialization. From my ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Dell R210 with S100 raid controller

I recently picked up a Dell PowerEdge R210 II and would like to install Ubuntu on it. I am getting an error when going through the install process. It seems to hang on "removing previous storage ...
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Dell PowerEdge bios update failure. Error finding file: update.xml

So I downlaoded the latest BIOS for a Dell PowerEdge server. Attempting to update using the EXE fails. The error from the GUI states to restart the server. Restarted but still failed. I found the log ...
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Differences between HW RAID and ZFS

Background I'm installing Proxmox Virtual Environment on a Dell PowerEdge R730 with a Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) H730 Mini Hardware RAID controller and eight 3TB 7.2k 3.5" SAS HDDs. I ...
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Consistent Dell raid device names

We have a Dell PowerEdge R740 server running CentOS7 with raid disks configured via PERC H730P Mini controller. On each reboot the device names (sda, sdb ...) for the vdisks are assigned out of the ...
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Dell R630 supported PCIe to NVMe (m.2) adapter and drive?

I can't seem to find any information anywhere about supported PCIe to NVMe (m.2) adapter and a brand of drive that will also work. I am aware third party adapters and drives tend to work with various ...
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Updating the firmware on a PERC 6/i

I am re-installing a DELL PE2950 with an integrated PERC 6/i with 6 4TB SATA Drives. The PERC 6/i can only access 2TB of disk space with the firmware package 6.1.1-0047 currently installed. In various ...
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iDRAC 9 Firmware Upgrade issue

When updating a Dell Poweredge R640 to the most recent Firmware version I am running into the following error: Unable to complete the firmware update operation because the specified firmware image is ...
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Can not access PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller Configuration Utility

I've looked online but can't find a solution. On post it says press ctrl+r to enter configuration utility and i do that. it then says 1 virtual drives found on the host adapter 1 virtual drives ...
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Dell T420: can I replace the original non-redundant power supply with two redundant ones?

A Dell T420 bought in 2015 was originally configured with the single 550W non-redundant power supply. Replacement parts are cheap these days, and I'd like to replace the single P/S with dual ...
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NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS env var incorrect on Dell PowerEdge Gen14 With Windows Server 2012 R2

I'm seeing that the environment variable NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS is incorrect on my newly installed Dell PowerEdge 740xd Gen 14 running Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. The machine contains 2 CPUs - ...
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Storage Spaces M2 SSD recommendations

i am looking use storage spaces and SSD for my DELL R730, i have a PCIe to SSD adapter (and cannot use RAID controller as all bays are full). My question relates to the SSDs themselves, i know RAID-5 ...
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Dell Power Edge R940 RAID Failure: the foreign configuration cannot be imported since the configuration is not complete

Dell Power Edge R940 RAID 5 Array BIOS version 2.3.10 PERC H740P Adapter Some of our guys pulled of all of our disks, one by one from the server while it`s worked, to rewrite theirs serial numbers. ...
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Replace healthy drive in RAID 10 on PERC H730

I have a PowerEdge T630 of a few years with a hardware RAID 10 consisting of 4 1TB disks. Now I need to extend the storage, so I have ordered 4 additional 1 TB disks which i planned to add in a new ...
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Dell SNMP enterprise MIB returns no data - PowerEdge R720xd

I have a Ubuntu Dell server that returns no SNMP Data for MIB SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises. Has anyone have any idea on how to troubleshoot this? I've spent quite a time and yet haven't fixed. I've ...
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Enable VT-X and VT-D in the bios for a PowerEdge r910. Ubuntu Server Bionic

I am trying to enable VT-X and VT-D on a PowerEdge r910. I have set "Virtualization Enabled"in the bios settings and also "SR_IOV Global Enable". I still get the following on the ...
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What might cause a DELL R610 with PERC H700 Virtual Disk to disappear after an OS install/reboot?

Problem I have a Dell R610 Server that I am trying to upgrade with some new disks and a new operating system. The server has a PERC H700 RAID Controller with firmware 12.0.7.001 (which is the latest I ...
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"Unsupported module type was detected" during boot of Intel X520/I350 card in Dell PowerEdge R630

I've purchased a Dell PowerEdge R630 with an integrated Intel X520/I350 (2x SFP + 2x RJ45) network card. I've setup the server locally (on a 1G RJ45 network) to test that everything worked as expected ...
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Dell R510 can't access Lifecycle controller

NB: I've checked How to upgrade iDRAC firmware and BIOS of Dell PowerEdge R510? -- they are much further along in that they have LifeCycle controller working and just had an issue with the filetype. ...
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What does SATAu mean on Dells driver carriers?

I purchased an used Dell PowerEdge R630 online and had the option to get it preinstalled with some SATA drives, but I declined as I want to install my own (brand-new) SATA SSD drives. (I don't trust ...
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Control or reduce fan speed of Dell R820

I recently bought Dell R820 from Amazon. It has 192gb of RAM, 4x Xeon CPUs but Dell Idrac is not working anymore after update firmware from OS. Fan's go full blast and it's very noisy. I tried all ...
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